The Bura-Chapori sanctuary is well-known for the Bengal Florican and One-horned Rhinoceros that was once on the verge of extinction. The mighty Brahmaputra River flowing behind the sanctuary provides a scenic backdrop to it. So tourists are able to see the richness of the flora and fauna along with taking a glimpse of one of the most important rivers of country.
Mammals : Tiger, Leopard, Wild Buffalo, Hog Deer, Wild Pigs etc. and occasional visit of herd of Elephants.
Birds : Bengal Florican, Swamp partridge(fancolin), Wood Cock, Water Hen, Parakeets, Ferruginous Duck etc.
The richness of wild life in the Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is really noticeable. You will find the great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Bengal Florican, Wild Boar, Otter, Civet Cat, Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard Cat, Barking Deer, etc. Various species of migratory birds like wintering ferruginous ducks and reptiles are found over here. There are a lot of fishes and it would really be fun to watch them moving about in the water bodies. The migratory birds come to this place stretching over the alluvial flood plains of Central Assam.
The Bura Chapori wildlife sanctuary in Assam is located in the Sonitpur district of Assam. The distance of this Burachapori national park is situated at a distance of about 30 kilometres from the Salonibari Airport of Tezpur in Assam. You can board a bus or a taxi from Tezpur airport and reach Bura Chapori wildlife sanctuary within half an hour. This wildlife park is 160 kilometres from Guwahati and 180 kilometres from Jorhat. You can also get a taxi or bus to the Barachapori wildlife sanctuary from Nagaon which is just 40 kilometres away from this place.
By rail: The nearest railhead is Rangapara. It is at a distance of 60 km from Bhalukpong in Sonitpur district and 178 km from Guawahati, the state capital.
By air: The nearest airport is at Saloni at a distance of 10 km from Tezpur.
By road: The park area is connected with the major cities in Assam by Tezpur. Tezpur is the headquarters of Sonitpur District.It is connected with the important cities in Assam by road.
Where to stay : Blue star Hotel, Jonaki Building, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712-220682, Oasis Hotel, Jonaki Road, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712-220724, Hotel Luit, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712- 222083, Hotel Green View, Main Road, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712- 223685, Kanyapur Hotel, Hatibilkhana, Tezpur, Tel- 03712-220261.
Contact Address for Burachapori wildlife sanctuary
A) Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Dolabari, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712-268054,
B) Range Forest Officer, Burachapari Wildlife Range, Dhania (Assam).
Best season for visit : November to March.
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is a treasure trove to Assam, rightly known as the "Land of the black Rhinoceros". Amazing natural beauty and wild life comprising of birds, fishes and animals would make your trip a complete entertainment package.
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